Written by David Mamet
Directed by Nancy Curran Willis
Lighting by SeifAllah Cristobal
The Umbrella, Concord MA
Mamet's play is a scathing attack on American business practices. Characters attempt to steal from, cheat, or trick others to achieve their own success. The sales office serves as a microcosm of capitalist culture: as the top man gets a Cadillac and the bottom man gets fired. This sets up a work environment where men must not only work for their own success, they also actively engineer their coworker's failure. The system is brutal and compassion less. At a time when the American Dream is under fierce debate, Glengarry Glen Ross is a searing commentary on society that remains strikingly relevant in the modern day.
(Quoted from the press release from The Umbrella)